The Starry Night Close-Up Vincent Van Gogh
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my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist
No, Because they are nobles in revolution-era France and will be guillotined.
you must be fun at parties
You wished, and it has been granted: the Into the Woods trailer has arrived.
Watch it here
INTO THE WOOOOOODDDSSSSSSS
I promise I didn’t die! Plane air and humidity does some weird things.
Made it safe and sound to Portland! It was an eventful flight but I’m so happy to be home :)
Honestly, it is really more amazing that this doesn’t happen more often.
That may be true, but there is more than one person in the STEM (science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical) fields who are in them to ogle STEM’s butt while it walks by frequently in their profession.
Hello, my name is Gabrielle Watson.
No, it is not ‘Gabriel’, nor is it ‘Gabriella’.
So PLEASE do not pronounce my name as ‘Gabriella Watson’ at my high school graduation, even though I corrected you twice, prior to you announcing my name.
My wife’s name ends in -lyn. Evidently, others don’t like her name ending and think it should have been -line… though there are others who come up with their own unusual variations. It really irks me when they do it in an email reply. Her name is literally spelled correctly about an inch away and they still manage to get it wrong.
The state of California is suing San Francisco over the waterfront height limit that Bay Area residents voted into law back in June, arguing that the ballot measure usurps state power.
If California finds that measure offensive, wait ‘til San Francisco gets a crack at a ballot proposal to break up the whole damned state. A proposal to divide California into six new states could appear on the November 2016 ballot, courtesy of venture capitalist and self-proclaimed “Riskmaster” Timothy Draper.
According to Six Californias, the proposal has already garnered 1.3 million signatures, the first batch of which Draper submitted to election officials yesterday. If Draper has collected as many signatures as he says he has—and for the millions he’s spent on the effort, it had better be true—then this Six Flags Over California scheme will go before voters the year after next.
It’s official. We’ve found a crazier idea to come out of the Bay Area than this one.
YOUR son or daughter has just been accepted to both the University of Pennsylvania and to Penn State. The deadline for decision is May 1. Where should he or she go? Many factors should be considered, of course, but lots of parents and students are particularly interested in the potential economic payoff from higher education. Until recently, there was a consensus among economists that students who attend more selective colleges — ones with tougher admissions standards — land better paying jobs as a result. Having smart, motivated classmates and a prestigious degree were thought to enhance learning and give students access to job networks.
My advice to students: Don’t believe that the only school worth attending is one that would not admit you. That you go to college is more important than where you go. Find a school whose academic strengths match your interests and which devotes resources to instruction in those fields. Recognize that your own motivation, ambition and talents will determine your success more than the college name on your diploma.
My advice to elite colleges: Recognize that the most disadvantaged students benefit most from your instruction. Set financial aid and admission policies accordingly.
A decade ago, two economists — Stacy Dale and Alan Krueger — published a research paper arguing that elite colleges did not seem to give most graduates an earnings boost. As you might expect, the paper received a ton of attention. Ms. Dale and Mr. Krueger have just finished a new version of the study — with vastly more and better data, covering people into their 40s and 50s, as well as looking at a set of more recent college graduates — and the new version comes to the same conclusion.
Given how counterintuitive that conclusion is and, that some other economists have been skeptical of it, I want to devote a post to the new paper.